Omar McLeod

Olympic Games 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod reacted to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 event.

Tokyo 2020, like several other events globally, has been postponed and cancelled because of the deadly coronavirus, which has killed over 22,000.

Several athletes are unable to train due to the containment measures in their country.

“This is obviously bigger than us, so let’s take a few steps back, PRAY, reflect, reevaluate, and then move forward,” he wrote on his social media page. He added “#Tokyo2021; we’ll be ready for ya!”

McLeod ran 13.05 to beat Orlando Ortega of Spain 13.17 and Dimitri Bascou of France 13.24 to win the men’s 110m hurdles at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

With all thats happening worldwide, I really do hope that we all can finally realize just how blessed we truly are and how much we took things for granted,” McLeod.

McLeod is the most successful Jamaican sprint hurdler ever. He is also the London 2017 world champion. Mcleod also won the World Indoor title in 2016.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.



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